Liam Hemsworth: Being with Miley Cyrus Was An ‘Important Part of My Life’

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Will we ever stop asking Liam Hemsworth about Miley Cyrus?

That day appears to be nonexistent thanks to his new interview with Men’s Fitness. In addition to asking the 25-year-old actor about the final Hunger Games film, his appearance on The Muppets and well, fitness, the magazine also brings up the age-old topic of his ex.

“You fall in love with who you fall in love with; you can never choose,” Liam tells the publication on whether or not he feels like he dodged a bullet.

“I guess some people just come with a little more baggage… I mean, look — we were together five years, so I don’t think those feelings will ever change. And that’s good because that proves to me that it was real. It wasn’t just a fling. It really was an important part of my life and always will be.”

Liam proposed to the former Disney star in 2012 after dating for about two years. The couple split in September 2013, around the same time Miley’s twerk-a-thon took off.

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These days, the Australian hunk has nothing but good things to say about her.

“She’s a free spirit,” he tells the magazine. “I think she’ll always surprise people with what she does, but she’s not a malicious person in any way. She’s a young girl who wants to do what she wants to do.”

Here are some other highlights from Liam’s chat with Men’s Fitness:

On his new vegan diet:

“I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it. I feel like it also has a kind of domino effect on the rest of my life.”

On meat cravings:
“The less I eat meat, the harder it is to imagine eating it. I get cravings for cheese, though.”

On his dog Tani:

“She’s awesome. I got her about a year ago. She’s the perfect dog. I’m a big advocate of pet rescue. Especially in California. If you’re going to get a dog, get a rescue.”

On surfing:

“The surf in L.A. can be really good, though most of the time here in California the swell is pretty small and it’s super crowded because so many people surf. It constantly blows my mind when I turn up at the beach and, you know, there’s a two-foot surf and about a million people out there.”

On guest-starring on The Muppets:

“I could honestly say that that might be my favorite of all the jobs I’ve done. I want to go back and just shoot The Muppets the rest of my life. It was such a trip.”

On Miss Piggy:

“Yeah, it’s a great chance to show a different side of me. I’m really not a serious guy.”

On being reportedly angry when a reporter called him Chris at Comic-Con:

“I wasn’t angry. But whatever site picked it up made such a big deal about it… I might have had a slightly angry look on my face, but that’s just my face sometimes.”

On dating:

“It’s tough to have a relationship in this industry, though not to the point where it makes me depressed. I’m constantly working, and I love working.”

For so much more with Liam Hemsworth, head over to Men’s Fitness.